OMAF and MRA currently invests over 60 million annually in research
and innovation through a number of programs in the following seven
- Agricultural and Rural Policy
- Bioeconomy-Industrial Uses
- Emergency Management
- Environmental Sustainability
- Food for Health
- Product Development and Enhancement Through Value Chains
- Production Systems - Animals and Plants
This funding supports eight, theme-based research programs under
the OMAF and MRA-University of Guelph Partnership and the related
infrastructure (three agricultural colleges campuses and 14 research
stations) helps build core capacity in agri-food research.
Open, competitive programs such as Food Safety and New Directions
address various combinations of the above theme areas and address
emerging issues and shorter term priorities.